Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)

Information on -

  • COVID-19 Funds from local & Central Government & Trusts & Foundations 
  • GrantTracker (NI's Funding Database)


New Government Covid-19 Funding Announced

UK and NI Governments announce new Covid-19 funding programmes.

COVID 19 Charities Fund Live Event

On 15 June The Department for Communities opened £15.5M COVID-19 Charities Fund will provide grant awards to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure.

£15.5m fund to support charity sector during COVID-19 crisis to open on Monday

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.     

NICVA welcomes Charity Fund announcement by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.

NI £15.5M Covid-19 Charities Fund To Launch Shortly

The much anticipated £15.5M Covid-19 government funding package has received Executive approval and will launch shortly 

How to get the most out of GrantTracker during COVID-19 and beyond

For the past 3 months, we offered a month's free GrantTracker to everyone who needed it during COVID-19 (i.e. all of us!)  This article explains how both ongoing and new subscribers can wring the most value out of GrantTracker.

NICVA surveys show urgent need for financial support and clearer guidance on Covid-19

Thanks to all of you who completed our weekly Covid-19 surveys over the last four weeks. Read here the key findings from the fourth and final survey issued this week. 

COVID-19 business loans schemes

The Government announced two Loan Schemes, both delivered by the British Business Bank to provide funding for organisations.

Twenty-one million is not enough: my advice to other charity CEOs

Andrew McCracken, CEO of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, offers his opinion on the £21 million charity crisis funds and explains what he would do if the decision was his to make.

DfC COVID-19 Community Response Plan

The Department for Communities has produced a COVID-19 Community Response Plan which summarises the range of actions being taken forward by the Department and its partners to enable the community response on the ground to COVID-19.'s picture

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Share your COVID-19 support service information

Organisations providing support to people and communities during the COVID-19 emergency can share their service information

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